Kugluktuk is a Low Bandwidth High Cost internet community. Internet service is 150 times behind southern Canada in cost-per-MB. To overcome this handicap NITV installs local server Mediaplayers to deliver high speed media to slow speed users, and broadcasts our internet films and videos to home TV.
This short video was the first stage of a year-long project investigating traditional shelters of the high Arctic. Although modern materials were employed, traditional methods were used such as tying the structure together and using rocks for foundation and to weight down the waterproof covering. Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program funded the project, led by Dr.
Inuit Architecture, including the iglu and qarmaq, continue to be useful in the north as survival shelters. Buildings from Inuit tradition are also important ways of knowing about snow and the land. This video was made with the support of Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities, Dr.